The risk of a data breach keeps many an executive and IT professional up at night. During the past several years, the volume of digital content created and managed has grown exponentially. This content can contain highly sensitive items such as trade secrets, employee and client data, financial information, etc. Data breaches are now constantly in the news. Information Management brought this news to us in their article, “Opinion Keeping content secure by leveraging metadata.

Metadata is not a silver bullet to overcome every possible threat, but the intelligent use of metadata is key to ensuring information security. There are ways companies can leverage metadata to bolster content security and mitigate the risk of data breaches. The risks are alarming and organizations worldwide know they must take steps to address the threats.

Threats to content security will continue to pose challenges, but leveraging a metadata-centric approach to content security will put companies in a better position to prevent breaches before they can occur.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.